We see lots of auto injury patients in our Depew, NY office, and neck soreness is the most common problem we have come across in our clinic. It's not surprising when you take into account that your neck is exposed to very high levels of strain during a crash.
In fact, a 2006 study discovered that the stresses on your neck during a rear-end crash actually stretch and weaken the ligaments of your cervical spine!
The secret to effective treatment after a car crash is to:
- Get timely treatment. It's important to restore spinal motion before scar tissue begins to develop.
- Keep the injured area mobile. Restricting movement also leads to scar tissue formation.
- Encourage healing. Chiropractic treatments improve blood flow to the wounded area, boosting the rehabilitation process.
If you live in Depew, NY and you've been hurt in a car collision, give our clinic a call today at (716) 241-2798. We'll pinpoint the starting point of your pain and help you get back on the road to health!
Tominaga Y, Ndu AB, Coe MP, et al. Neck ligament strength is decreased following whiplash trauma. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006;7:103.